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overwhelmingly reject a tax on savings. >> in syria, the government and rebels trade accusations of using chemical weapons in a village near aleppo. >> pope francis officially begins his papacy in rome with a promise to embrace the whole of humanity. >> in a vote expected to have wide ranging consequences, lawmakers in cyprus have delivered a decisive and overwhelming note to a government tax to lead the bank accounts. >> that means government cash for pensions, welfare, and health care could dry up as early as may. parliament voted less than an hour ago, following to be would days of high drama, handing the government and brussels a resounding defeat with no delegates voting in favor of the plan. 36 no votes and 19 abstentions. >> the house speaker had urged mp's to say no to blackmail in the vote on the bureau's own bailout package. his words clearly catching the angry mood in the chambers and on the streets. outside the parliament building, angry crowds also called for a no vote and held up signs, warning that other nations like italy and spain could be next in line. for the latest, le
's security, and to speak directly to the people of israel and to your neighbors. >> the israeli government hopes washington can help tackle the region's most pressing challenges. the upheavals triggered by the arabs spring have increased political instability, and the threat of iran's nuclear program is ever present, but not everyone is happy to see obama. palestinians in the occupied west bank and here on the gaza strip have been protesting. >> obama's visit shows that the u.s. is providing legitimacy and support to the occupation of our land. >> obama is scheduled to travel to the west bank and jordan before leaving the region on saturday. >> let's cross over now live to our correspondent, who is covering the president's visit for us. barack obama and benjamin netanyahu have not enjoyed the warmest of relationships. how did they come across at the press conference? >> this was an interesting press conference. they tried to joke around. they clearly tried to show that at this time, they were trying to put personal differences aside. experts all say they might not become best friends, but
. >> a massive outpouring of anger in cyprus. pressuring the government to renegotiate the eurozone bailout deal. >> turkish politicians raising hopes of an impending cease-fire around the conflict that has claimed 40,000 lives. >> the government backing away from banning the far right mpd. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> thank you for being with us. frantic meetings are under way in which the government ministers in cyprus are trying to reverse the levy is imposed on bank accounts. cyprus may be a test case. "politicians in cyprus are reporting to scale back demands. france and germany have emphasized there were not behind the move. they do have a large russian community and vladimir putin has called on a fair, and professional, and dangerous. >> they will vote on the levee on tuesday. >> they do not understand why they should be the first to bail them out from their own savings. they have been trying to gather support. the there are forced to pay a one off tax of 6.75%. and is not just the terms of the bailout making people here angry. some people feel they
>>> government researchers have updated their estimates for a major earthquake that's forecast to hit japan. they say casualties could be in the hundreds of thousands and damage in the trillions of dollars. >>> officials in municipalities near nuclear facilities in japan are facing an end of day deadline. many are running late in revising their plans to deal with accidents. >>> and china's new president is promising a better future for his people and a stronger nation. but xi jinping will face challenges as he tries to turn his dream into a reality. welcome to "newsline." disaster management officials in japan have released statistics they know are shocking, but that they hope will help people prepare. they say damage from an earthquake that's expected to hit any time could reach 2.3 trillion dollars in a worst-case scenario. that's more than twice the current national budget. scientists warn the nankai trough south of japan's main island could trigger a magnitude 8.1 earthquake. they say the probability of it happening sometime in the next 30 years is 70% to 80%. disaster mana
european union and the government of cyprus has agreed on a euro package to salvage the countries tanks. many are still skeptical. a call for politicians to be held accountable. as this nation prepares to face years of austerity to meet the terms laid out by its international lenders. >> we will be going live to our correspondents in just a moment. first, this report. >> cyprus's a banks have been closed for 10 days now. the two mainlanders will be shut on thursday. smaller banks will open in the morning. the to be a bank holiday anyway. went ahead as planned. celebrations are muted. everyone knows there are hard times ahead. >> there is no other choice. i cannot say we rejoice, but if this is the only possible way, then i want to assure you that we will be very resilient. >> it is goodbye to the low-tax business model that attracted lots of money a broad, a huge number of inking jobs will go. the country's a second-biggest bank, lockheed, will be submerged into the bank of cyprus. that's a, too, will be radically structured. euros will remain frozen. 30% will be taken to help sor
governments in japan with nuclear plans in their jurisdiction will likely miss monday's deadline for reviewing their disaster control plans. other municipalities have already finished the process but have yet to draw up concrete evacuation plans. the nuclear regulation authority reviewed their disaster control measures based on new sets of guidelines. they expand from the kufrnt 10 kilometers to 306789 they also require evacuation or stay at home orders to be issued based on radiation dosage. a nhk survey shows only 46% of local governments said they'll be able to finish reviewing their disaster control plans to meet the deadline. some municipalities say the central government was too late in revising the guidelines and providing explanations necessary for them to review their community based plans. others say they don't know where to evacuate residents or don't vt means to evacuate a large number of people >>> japan's looking to the private sector for decontamination methods. the selected methods will be posted on the ministry's website. the ministry has been carrying out decontamination oper
>>> the new leaders at the bank of japan started their work to get the government out of depolice station. they are sure they can achieve a target of 2%. >>> hackers may have attacked. a virus shut down 30,000 computer terminals and servers. a decade after the start of the w war, oil production is up. >>> welcome to nhk "newsline," the new governor of the bank of japan took office on thursday. he said that the boj will focus all it's efforts on achieving the 2% inflation target. >>> i will pursue bold monetary easing. three these efforts, the 2% inflation target should be achieved. i'm convinced it's an achievable target. >> he said boj policy board members will decide on what sort of assets to buy in upcoming meet meetings. he was asked about concerns that it may be scene as fiscal deficits. he denied that saying buying government bonds from the market is one of the central bank's monetary measures. >>> japanese business leaders are hoping he will take bold measures to reenergize the sluggish economy. >> translator: our business has been so tough over the past 20 years due to pro
started off last friday in russia. before he arrived chinese media say government officials secured china's biggest arms deal with russia in a decade. the purchase is worth about $3 billion and is expected to include 24 fighters jets and four submarines. president xi and president vladimir putin agreed during their meeting to strengthen military exchanges and cooperation. china and russia are expected to announce further cooperation in developing military technology such as surface-to-air missile and aerial tankers. chinese defense ministry representatives say their military relationship with russia is not directed at any third country. but the weapons deal comes as china remains locked in a dispute with neighboring nations over territory in the east china sea and the south china sea. chinese leaders are expanding their military budget. the country's defense spending has surged nearly fourfold in the past decade. >>> populous, prosperous, pushing ahead. china's ride, power, and problems. an income gap divides it's people, pollution threatens their health, and trained relations with their
, people in cyprus are standing in lines at cash machines. banks remain closed as the government's scramble to put together a new bailout plan for the broken financial sector. >> the clock is ticking. ecb says cyprus must come up with ed bop -- viable bailout plan by monday. if not, there will cut off funding, also listening the country into bankruptcy. >> there's also talk of a solidarity investment fund that could include bonds backed by the government and even by churches. >> angry separates -- cyprian -- separates -- cypriots gathered outside the parliament building here the latest reports say cypriot officials are mulling a special fund as contributions coming reportedly from the island's wealthy orthodox church, from pension funds, and the central bank's gold reserves. the governor of the island's central bank was confident a solution would be found. >> i expect there will be a program of support for cyprus until monday. >> as the politicians tried to come up with a last-to address you, the mood on the streets debt is to spur a panic. earlier in the day, police clashed with angry bank
it requires closer coordination between the government and the central bank as well as a boj chief willing to undertake bold monetary easing. by all accounts, kuroda is his man. >> translator: the japanese economy has been struggling with deflation for nearly 15 years. the greatest mission of the central bank is to end deflation and achieve the inflation target of 2% as soon as possible. >> cue row do da has said he believes the boj can achieve the target within two years and says he'll use every tool at his disposal to make that happen. >> translator: the bank of japan must use all possible means to achieve the 2% inflation target. by expanding monetary easing both in terms of volume and quantity, the 2% inflation target can be achieved. >> joining kuroda are two more deputy governors, kikuo iwata, a former professor and former executive director hiroshi nakaso. iwata is a long time proponent of using a so-called reflation policy to stamp out deflation, like kuroda, he maintains that pumping money into the markets would lift consumer prices. >> translator: my research is focused on studyi
bankruptcy and bailout. can the government come up with a bankruptcy plan for the banks? we will go live to nicosia. >> u.s. president barack obama wraps up his three-day tour of the middle east with a final stop in jordan and a bit of telephone peace brokering. and "cloud atlas" is the front runner in this year's nominations for the german film prize, the lolas. for cyprus, the coming weekend is make or break time. lawmakers have two more days to come up with a bailout plan for the banks or risk sending the whole country into economic collapse. >> the european central bank has said cyprus must come up with 5.8 billion euros by monday in order to qualify for a 10 billion euro bailout. if nicosia fails, the ecb will cut off funding to the ivan. russia further increase pressure on friday, saying it will not offer financial aid until a final plan that the eu is sealed. >> that has the government in nicosia backed or it was a few days ago. that includes a controversial tax on bank accounts to fund the bailout. >> people in cyprus brave the storm to protest outside parliament ahead of a cruci
the asylum system. so the government has made asylum of use a punishable crime -- asylum abuse. 80% of those affected are roma. these drastic measures are to ensure other citizens can travel freely. the eu has threatened to suspend the said-free travel. these are hard times for the roma. elvira is 34 and has three children. she married her husband when she was 14. she lived in germany before as a child until she was 7. now the family of five lives in two rooms with her in-laws -- 12 square meters to eat, sleep, and do homework. the entryway serves as a kitchen. >> they would love to have another room so each would have their own bed, but that is impossible. >> they could use the suspended 50 euros a month welfare benefit. neither elvira nor her husband has worked. occasional day jobs earn them up 15 euros. fights are common at school. >> two or three times a week, not just fistfights, but with knives, brass knuckles, even guns. >> they venture out, but they are cautious. with more than 20,000 roma, it is the biggest community of its kind in europe. unemployment is an estimated 90%. it is fer
reactions. >> translator: after five years of the ppp government, people have started realizing that somewhere, somehow, he was better for us and the country. >> translator: musharraf should come back and go to prison. he's violated the pakistani constitution. >> opinion polls currently put the ruling party behind the opposition party led by former prime minister nawaz sharif. and there's another challenge to the status quo in the form of growing support for the party led by popular critic turned politician khan. >> the united nations main forum has urged sri lanka to conduct an investigation into alleged killings and disappearances during decades of civil war there with the tamil tiger rebels. the 47-member united nations human rights council adopted a resolution on violations in sri lanka with 25 nations in favor, and 13 against. such resolutions are not binding, but the scrutiny by the unhcr maintains pressure on the sri lankan government to prosecute crimes committed in the conflict. >> what we are hoping for is a domestic credible independent investigation that satisfies th
but now he will govern parts of syria controlled by rebel forces. members of the syrian national coalition met in istanbul, turkey. they voted to elect hitto who moved to turkey last year to help coordinate the opposition. the coalition plans to launch an interim government for northern syria which is under rebel control. 70,000 syrians have died in two years of fighting between rebels and president bashar al assad's forces. analysts say some in the coalition see hitto as an outsider. they also doubt rebel groups which are not part of the coalition will accept an interim government. >>> u.s. military leaders are showing off some high-tech hardware they could use against north korea. pilots taking part in a joint exercise with south korea are flying missions using b-52 bombers. the aircraft are capable of launching nuclear missiles and can simultaneously strike multiple targets. the u.s. military has b-52s at its bases in south korea. defense department spokesman george little said the b-52 missions are meant to be a deterrent. he said the aim is to demonstrate the u.s. military's capabilit
. they cleared the government's earthquake safety test introduced after the march 2011 earthquake and tsunami. legally, the utility can operate the reactors until the next regular inspection in september. attention is focused on whether the new safety guidelines will be applied to the reactors in july. chairman said after the planned regular inspections the two operating reactors will be checked to see if they meet the new safety requirements >>> the parliament of cyprus has rejeked a bill to bail out the nation's financial sector. lawmakers refused to approve a levie levy -- the european union and other creditors asked cyprus to impose a bank deposit tax of up to 9.9%. in return the country would receive a bailout worth $10 billion or worth $13 billion. the cypriot issued -- the company's banks have been crippled by debt. cyprus is expected to start a fresh round of negotiations with creditors. but the two sides are unlikely to reach an agreement any time soon. >>> insurgents have sent a message on the 10th anniversary of the invags of iraq. they killed at least 50 people and wounded more th
to raise 5.8 billion euros in collateral. government leaders had accepted a plan that involved taking money from people's bank accounts. but parliament rejected the idea. they agreed to set up a solidarity fund. it would allow the pooling of state assets for an emergency bond issue. they've also agreed to restr restructure major banks. members of the staff union have protested in front of the larl lament building. they say breaking up the bank would destroy 2,000 jobs. lawmaker still have more to do. once they put a plan in place, the european union must approve it. the european center bank is providing emergency funds to cyprus until monday. after that, the money could stop flowing and the island could go bankrupt. cyprus's finance minister tried to get help from russia, but he's on his way home empty handed. he spent two days talking with his russian counterpart. he's quoted as saying he hadn't been able to get the support he wanted. he still has a chance to get the russians to ease the conditions on existing loans. >>> chinese president xi is getting to know vladimir putin. the leaders g
what caused the outage. >>> government and opposition forces in syria are pointing fingers at each other after an attack in the northern city of aleppo. at least 25 people were killed. more than 100 wounded. both sides claim whoever was responsible used chemical weapons. state-run tv aired video of the wounded over and over. the agency reported what it called terrorists fired a missile containing a chemical substance. the government regularly uses the term "terrorist" when referring to opposition forces. members of the opposition free syrian army deny the accusations. they say government forces were behind the attack. officials from the russian foreign ministry issued a statement supporting the syrian government's claim. but white house spokesperson jay carney said they have no evidence to back up the charge that the opposition used chemical weapons. >>> people in japan are looking back on a painful period in heir history. wednesday is the 18th anniversary of the 1995 attack on tokyo's subway system. members of the aum shinri kyo cult released sarin gas in trains and stations killi
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